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[ - ] Anybody have a DC who plays a musical instrument? Do they also take music theory? For how many years? DC plays piano very well but not looking go pro or anything. We want to enhance his musical studies but how much Theory is too much? He has done 2 years already and this next year of class is a lot of work piled on a heavily scheduled kid. Any advice from those who have been there on whether to do it one more year? Don't want to be shortsighted by pulling him too soon but I'm not sure if I'm pushing him too hard either. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:53 PM Flag
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Basic theory - understanding key signatures, minor vs. major, time, etc. is essential but beyond that, my opinion is that theory is only useful if your DC wants to compose or become more than just a casual performer. [ Reply | More ]
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I did it for the past three years with my daughter and don’t regret it, despite shuttling her to the west side once a week. She an exceptionally good math student, and I am convinced music theory helped facilitate that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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how old is she? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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OP - this is the issue I'm having - I know it's good for him, but at what point do I just say this is good enough, and as much as he really needs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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Does he enjoy it? Is he asking to quit? Is it interfering with his getting his other work done? [ Reply | More ]
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he does not enjoy it, and yes, he is asking to quit. I wouldn't say it is interfering with other work, but the homework is a bit of a drag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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Then I'd let him quit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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Why don't you ask his primary piano teacher? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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He said that if he is not enjoying it, then he should quit, as he does teach him some theory in their lessons. But he does encourage him to do other group music activity, like joining an ensemble (not sure how I'm going to pull that together right now, but whatever). I guess i'm answering my own question... Perhaps it is time to quit? [ Reply | More ]
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I posted above about basic theory being essential. Two years is enough, imo, for him to have a solid background. My ds took three years' worth and the third year seemed like minutiae (based on his homework), and he didn't see a connection to what he was learning to play on his instrument. The lack of relevance took away pretty much any appeal for him, so he quit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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I did theory for three years. I enjoyed it but I primarily enjoyed as a social thing (first half was theory, second half was quartet/trio practice). I am bad at music but I enjoyed the socializing aspect of it (different friends than school) and I would never push a kid to do it unless they liked it. Life is too short. Why? Is he going to be a concert pianist/composer? Probably not, so let him quit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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Thanks, Everyone. I guess I needed to write out my thoughts and get some validation that it was okay to quit, which is my instinct. I really appreciate when UB is supportive and thoughtful. Thank you all again! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What’s a very old-money/WASPy career? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Museum curator, private school admissions, sailing boat captain. [ Reply | More ]
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YES to the museum curator. So many of my female friends from my college who came from $$$ majored in art history and went this route. [ Reply | More ]
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Private banker [ Reply | More ]
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As in wealth manager? This seems to be an upscale version of the real estate agent to me - always showy, always selling, but no real money of their own. Leeching off of wealthier friends. [ Reply | More ]
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This is the entire banking industry, except they can make real money leeching off the people who accomplish things in flyover. [ Reply | More ]
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Lawyer [ Reply | More ]
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Lawyer, Professor of An Obscure Subject, IB, Dead Language expert [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Alcoholic [ Reply | More ]
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Good answer. My DH, who is not old money, went to school with many old money guys who chose this career. [ Reply | More ]
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My great uncle was an heir to a white shoe law firm as well as a counsel for a very well-known volunteer program. He retired in his 50s and he and my great-aunt made jewelry. [ Reply | More ]
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Book editor/publisher [ Reply | More ]
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Estates and Trusts attorney. Like Newland Archer. [ Reply | More ]
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Good call, lol! [ Reply | More ]
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manage your investments (ie, be idle rich), raise horses, interior decorator, book editor, investment banker [ Reply | More ]
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Interior designer [ Reply | More ]
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The biggest WASP I ever met had a dad who was a antiques dealer specializing in Silver. He even had one of those crazy white people nicknames, like Skipper [ Reply | More ]
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rofl [ Reply | More ]
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Teaching at a boarding school. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Meghan Markle - in love or the best acting role of her life? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If my biological clock was ticking, sure, I'd settle for a prince. [ Reply | More ]
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Why would she not love him? He is pretty hot and by all accounts fun to be around. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Think they are great for each other. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd bet my two guinea pigs that she doesn't give a hoot about you either way. [ Reply | More ]
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Is there really a difference? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't care about that but we can talk about Gabriel Macht any day. [ Reply | More ]
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Been binging the show. It kind of sucks, but he’s so hot [ Reply | More ]
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She's in love. Common! It's a dream come true and now she has the baby. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Am I the only one that thinks they look alike? Similar features, esp nose and mouth. You are basically attracted to yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, true. I see that very often in couples. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone not getting flu shots? for dc and yourself? 91 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I got mine and dd will get hers. I don't listen to conspiracy theorists. [ Reply | More ]
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We never get them. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 10.16.18, 05:06 PM Flag
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op we don't either, but have to admit a little scared with all the deaths [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:52 PM Flag
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I almost died when I got the flu in 2008. Had to go to ER. [ Reply | More ]
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What did they do in the ER to save you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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that I should have gotten the flu shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:56 PM Flag
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ER doctor mom - often we get people in septic shock. This involves resuscitation with fluids, IV pressors such as norepinephrine. We see a lot of organ failure, flu with superimposed pneumonia, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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I am the OR. Yes this is exactly what they did to me. My flu was developing into pneumonia and I needed fluids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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You see "a lot?" Or 3 cases a year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:37 PM Flag
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3 cases a year seen by just one ER physician in one hospital is a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:49 PM Flag
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More than three. Acute renal failure being the most common. I'd say followed close second with type 2 myocardial infarction (basically a heart attack from mismatch of oxygen supply and demand). I'd say at least a third of patients have some variant of this or other - most commonly in older folks IME. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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It was blown out of proportion last year, even if there were more cases. [ Reply | More ]
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but they are already doing that this year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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This is the irony. So few deaths from ebola few years back and people were hysterical. 80,000 died from flu or flu-related complications last year and many don't bat an eye. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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But the 80k deaths out of how many? Ebola was contained to a few countries. If the virus had spread the way the flu can, the death toll would be catastrophic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:02 PM Flag
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Yes, perhaps even approaching 80k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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And the death toll from the flu WAS catastrophic, but people blow off getting the vaccine because...? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:11 PM Flag
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because it doesn't work [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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This! Many of those affected were vaccinated. But Big pharma wants you scared and buying their flu shot which is an educated guess at best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:14 PM Flag
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This is so sad that you and others believe this, and not in a "how pathetic" way, but that people have lost so much trust that they are misled into poor healthcare decisions. I work on the front lines of medicine and the VAST majority of people coming to my ED are unvaccinated. Those who did receive the vaccine may in fact contract influenza, but they, on average, have much milder cases. A recent study came out showing that pregnant women receiving the flu vaccine who contract flu are less likely to require hospitalization. Obviously I don't expect to change minds on a message board, but I'll just keep on advocating for my patients and the general public health. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:18 PM Flag
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The CDC admits it is a shot in the dark and that the risk of death is low. That's why they highlight "missing less work" and "being able to take care of the rest of the family who get it" as motivators. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:40 PM Flag
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The risk of death is low, but it randomly kills. A fellow physician mom lost her otherwise healthy toddler last year. So devastating! I see it like a seatbelt. Your risk of death is fairly low when riding in a vehicle, but bad things could happen. When you know better, you do better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:48 PM Flag
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the risk of being an a car accident is actually much higher that getting the flu. And car accidents are more deadly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:14 PM Flag
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I get it. Personal risk aversion. But your decision affects the greater community. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:58 PM Flag
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The flu sucks. I was wiped out for a full week last year when I missed the shot window--and I never get sick. I will take the shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 07:05 PM Flag
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I never got one and never had the flu. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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Why wouldn't you get a flu shot? [ Reply | More ]
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Because Big Pharma puts gay autism in every flu shot. Do your research. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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So true. And the MSM just ignores it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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+1. They also put cooties from African American and Latino people. Scary stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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In 2012 I didn't get a flu shot and ended up in the hospital attached to an IV. Anyone who's ever suffered through the real flu would never NOT get vaccinated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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but there are plenty who are vaccinated and go through the same thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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Wrong. But you keep drinking the anti vaxx kool-aid. [ Reply | More ]
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Not wrong, its a fact. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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It's not. But you keep on telling yourself whatever you want. My family and I get vaccinated. I don't care what happens to you and yours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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The vaxx is wrong many years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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Far fewer from flu. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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Incorrect. Those who are vaccinated may, in fact, still get sick, as the vaccine cannot protect against all strains/mutations of the flu. However, they will have less severe symptoms than an unvaccinated infected person, and are much, much less likely to suffer complications or die from the flu if they do contract it. They do not "go through the same thing" as an unprotected person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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The current flu shots offer immunity against last year's flu. They do not know the strain of the one for this year. So you tell me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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It will be a variant and still better than nothing at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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The current flu shot is based on prediction of what this year's flu will be. This is partially looking at southern hemispheric strains from the last several months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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I just did tell you, you fucking incompetent illiterate. No, the vaccine is not 100%. YES, it does protect against all strains to some degree, protects against some completely, and will lessen the severity of symptoms if you do get sick. Idiot. Have fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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Miserable person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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AND WHY IS SHE NOT BANNED? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:34 PM Flag
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Why on earth would I be banned? Sensitive little bitch. Enjoy your flu! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:55 PM Flag
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This. I was single, lived alone, and lucky that my secretary came by to deliver papers so I could work from home (while sick). I was so delirious and unable to walk that she called an ambulance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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My toddler daughter got the same strain of flu TWICE last year after being vaccinated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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How do you know what strain? Most flu swabs only test for influenza A or B, but not for the hemagluttanin or the neuraminidase that defines what specific type (H1N1, et al) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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OR - That's what I meant. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:45 PM Flag
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Had you been getting vaccinated before? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:40 PM Flag
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Every year, usually by Halloween. In 2012, I got it the third week of September. Lost 10 pounds in a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 07:41 PM Flag
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ER doctor mom. Always, every year, no question. [ Reply | More ]
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ER doctors aren't the smartest bunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:00 PM Flag
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Would be far stupider to walk into an emergency department and care for several influenza patients without one. But hey, you do you, and best of luck with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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Oh, really? They're smarter than you. Where'd you get your MD? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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The Jennifer A. McCarthy School of Medicine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:46 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:22 PM Flag
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You, above responder, are an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:06 PM Flag
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It's true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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Actually, it's not. It's a lifestyle specialty and, as with other lifestyle specialties, it is more competitive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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^I'm ER doctor mom and this is true. FWIW, I'm a double ivy grad who was in top 10% of my med school class, AOA. I love EM because the breadth and potential of what could roll through the door is unparalleled. And the flexibility of work hours is a nice perk. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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Good for you. In general, they are not the best and the brightest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:35 PM Flag
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I'm curious why you think this and what your qualifications are? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:45 PM Flag
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Every parent who sends a sick child to school should be publicly shamed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:07 PM Flag
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Sadly, people can spread flu virus before they even have symptoms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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Every parent who fails to vaccinate their child should be publicly shamed too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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Too late once they are sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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+1 And my DD tells me that many times there have been sick vomiting kids in her class, the nurse tries to call the parents, and NO ONE WILL COME. So the vomiting kid is sent back to class to infect everyone for a few more hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:21 PM Flag
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HATE THIS so much. Whenever my kid comes home and doesn't feel well, I ask him if there's someone else at school coughing or sniffling or vomiting and invariably it's the kid next to him or across from him. Cannot stand selfish parents who send sick kids to school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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Hello, you do know that most people are contagious before the symptoms even appear? I agree with your issue of sending kids to school who are already exhibiting symptoms, but you can't control the contagion prior to that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:33 PM Flag
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Your persistent argument that "people are contagious before symptoms appear" have NOTHING to do with the topic in the OR, which is about parents who knowingly send sick kids to school. Yes, sometimes you don't know that kids are coming down with something. Does that give everyone carte blanche to send in their kids when they DO know that they've clearly come down with something? Does that entitle them to leave them at school the rest of the day with fever and/or vomiting when the nurse literally calls to have someone get them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:38 PM Flag
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Doesn't matter. You still need to keep your kid home from school when he's sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:40 PM Flag
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Did you misunderstand my post? I said that I agree with that poster's issue that kids shouldn't send their kids to school when they're sick. And, to the poster above you: yeah, it has a lot to do with OR's post. Publicly shame those parents who do this if you want, but the fact is, even the kid who stays home when sick may have already contaminated your child. What are you going to do about that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:46 PM Flag
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Really? You keep your child home sick for a week when they get a cough or cold? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:42 PM Flag
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I'm 56. Only got the flu shot once. Tempting fate? Lucky? Who knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:18 PM Flag
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Same. 55. I think the last time I got a shot was in 1996 (I got the flu in the mid-90s and never did again). That said, DD gets it and DH gets it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:25 PM Flag
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Doctors. Doctors know. Get your flu shot! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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I consider myself well-informed and apply critical reasoning to any important decision. Based on everything I know, I see absolutely no reason to avoid vaccination. It saves lives and improves quality of life as well. Everybody in my family has always been vaccinated. If flu shots reduce your chances to contract it quite significantly (last year it was an exception) and even in the case of contracting it, alleviate your symptoms - why not? Side effects that people mention are mostly conspiracy theories. P.S. the Spanish Flu killed between 50 and 100 million people ~100 years ago. Don't become a statistic and don't let your loved ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:41 PM Flag
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I get mine every year after a miserable bout with the flu that left me with a lung infection. Before flu=running half marathon. I was sick with the flu+lung issue for over 2 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:02 PM Flag
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Right???? Those who really got the flu KNOW. It's not just a really bad cold. You're almost praying for death, but you don't have the strength to even pray. [ Reply | More ]
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Aren't they REQUIRED by NY dept of Ed by end of December in order to attend school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:07 PM Flag
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We skipped last year and all got it (not sure if it was a fluke or not) and I am TOTALLY making sure we get it this year. I felt so sick. Took nearly three weeks to feel fully normal. I nearly cried because my bones hurt. Both DS did cry because so uncomfortable. Forget about the deaths, I don't ever want to feel that way again [ Reply | More ]
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Oh yeah and then I got a full out sinus infection after. No way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 07:35 PM Flag
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Nope, scared to death of needles. DD might make me get her one. She's sensible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 07:49 PM Flag
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Not getting it. Got the real flu a few years ago and it was terrible. And I’d still never consider the flu shot before my old age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 08:03 PM Flag
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Please get the flu shot for you and dcs. I nearly died from the flu when I was 29. It sent me to the hospital, where I spent nearly a month including four days in the ICU, from double pneumonia and three abscesses of flesh-eating bacteria in my lungs. Took me another three months to get my strength back enough so that I could return to work. Even if the vaccination doesn't prevent you becoming ill, it will lessen the likelihood of hospitalization and death. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] turns out when the mods take out the troll 1/4 of all comments disappear - so my question is - who are the other three people on this board? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I just posted the same above! Did you contribute to the Asian/Harvard post? They suspended my account. I made what I thought was a reasonable contribution to the dialogue but then the post was gone. I asked if it had been taken down and my account was suspended. UGH. [ Reply | More ]
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Then how did you just post this? If you got banned? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Six Flags Fright Fest is NOKD? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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are you not NJ Suburban one generation removed from Brooklyn McMansion owners? If not then yes it is NOKD [ Reply | More ]
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OP: lol. Actually I haven't left Brooklyn. [ Reply | More ]
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My teen loves it. But I don't know that he's your kind. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: This is my 3rd year in a row going and I'm so happy because I won't have any scardy cat kids coming along. Little kids get scared to easily at this thing. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How old was the oldest man you ever had a crush on as an adult, and what ages were both of you? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Man was 56 and I was 37. [ Reply | More ]
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How did you get over it? [ Reply | More ]
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23 and he 56. he was my boss. [ Reply | More ]
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I was 20 or so and he was about 50. My professor. [ Reply | More ]
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I was 28 and he was 70-something. I thought he was 43. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:54 PM Flag
[ - ] What HHI do you think you have to have to comfortably afford to send 3 kids to private school? We would want a vacation house (assume around $1.5 milllion) along with either renting or buying a 3 bedroom on the UES or UWS side. We also love to travel, go out to dinner, etc. Only have one DS now (but want 3 eventually) and trying to decide if we’d even be able to afford to stay in the city or if we should just move to the suburbs before starting the preschool process. TIA! 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Suburbs make it easier. My friends all moved to Bronxville. [ Reply | More ]
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This. You can move back for MS if your income increases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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Three kids in Manhattan means a four bedroom apartment. Figure 5.0 million Plus summer hime of 1.5 means you need 6.0 of real estate then cost of TT private is all in 66 k per kid so 200 k for school. At 50 percent marginal tax rate you need to earn 400 k just to pay for school plus whatever the mortgage is on you 6.5 of real estate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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You don't need 4 bedrooms for 3 DCs, and a 3 bed doesn't necessary cost $5 M. Can find an acceptable 3 bed for ~$2.5 M in Yorkville [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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We have 3 dcs and live that life on 1Mm WITHOUT private school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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np- so add 600k. 1.6MM + to live the life you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:47 PM Flag
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$5 M apartment on $1 M income? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:00 PM Flag
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No, 3 bed in a nice nabe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:31 PM Flag
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np: ditto. And we travel on points/miles for the most part for vacations. we have one in private now (grandparents pay half tuition). other 2 kids will finish out public elementary and then join older in private. We will only have two in at the same time though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:42 PM Flag
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^^ and basically since grandma pays half we will only be paying max t 1 full tuition each year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:50 PM Flag
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In my world this would mean you have a rich fantasy life. Talk about “I want it all!” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:44 PM Flag
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2M pre-tax minimum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:50 PM Flag
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Assume $4-5mm in total home cost (2.5-3.5mm for reasonable apt plus the 1.5mm vacation home you say you want). I'd say $1.5mm HHI plus a few million in the bank. You CAN do it for cheaper but sounds like you wouldn't want to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:07 PM Flag
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+1. I would say $1.5mm too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:10 PM Flag
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Are you this moron from California? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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Millions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:30 PM Flag
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this is very similar to us except we don't have a vacation home. 3 kids in private school, 2 cars with parking, 3br UWS. 2.5mill is comfortable but if we had a vacation house would guess 3mill would be about right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 08:19 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a really bright DD (can do fractions at this point) with pretty serious sensory issues (light, sound, smell). What would you do - send her to a special ed school (Quad etc) or try for a regular private school? She cannot handle a 25 person G&T class with flickering lights 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:32 PM Flag
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If DD can't handle a classroom with flickering lights, it doesn't matter whether it's public or private. A lightbulb is a lightbulb no matter how much money you pay. She should be in a special needs school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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How old is she? Have you had a neuropsych Eval? There are some great schools consultants you can talk to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:56 PM Flag
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My DD has moderate sensory issues and is at a citywide. It depends. My dd gets special services at the school. If you go to private and this is associated with behavioral problems you risk getting counceled out. Regardless she needs to be in OT and you need to have her evaluated [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:14 PM Flag
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My DS is very bright this way and has had some sensory issues in the past. We went the opposite of special needs school and doing a very rigorous private instead which is workng out great! Enough attention for one-on-one plus the extra challenges have been a good combo. Just a thought! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Hi Ladies! I'm going back to work (attorney) after 2 years off. I need to refresh my work wardrobe, but don't want to spend a ton of money. In the past I've bought mostly Theory, but the clothes have not held up and don't seem to be any better made than Old Navy. What are your favorite places to buy decent conservative work clothes, specifically skirt suits and dresses? TIA!! 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:31 PM Flag
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Honestly, if you are slim and in shape, you don't need to spend a fortune. I have a mix of stuff from J.Crew (though quality is subpar lately), H&M and uniqlo special collections, Ann Taylor, Old Navy, and occasionally I buy DVF and some other higher-end brands when on sale. Best of luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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Oh, and BR is still good for basics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:46 PM Flag
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look at everlane. some pieces can work, especially silk shirts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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attorney here (though not an amazingly dressed one). I've had a lot of luck at Loft for basics. I love Theory too, for the fit, so maybe you'd like loft too. I don't buy suits there (I'm mostly biz casual), but the pants are great and so are some tops if you find the right ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:36 PM Flag
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The Kooples have a few work-appropriate suit options and I find the fit very flattering. They just a sale, I bought 2 pairs of pants at $90, usually over $200. Massimo Dutti is a hit or miss in terms of fit, but if the clothes fit you, they can look great. I also find Zara pants the best value. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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^^And whatever you buy, have it altered to look even better. Most of my clothes are altered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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Don't most people do this??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 08:19 PM Flag
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I have luck with BR and Loft for basic pants and I get merino and cashmere sweaters at uniqlo, sweater blazers at Jcrew and hunt for blouses from Joie, Vince etc at Rack or NM Last Call. For suits Ann Taylor is good and Boden is great for dresses [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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MM Lafleur is nice. Easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:49 PM Flag
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Also try rent the runway until you figure out what your really like now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:50 PM Flag
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Always buy the best you can. Natural fabrics and well-fitting. I don't wear a jacket every day so I usually have 2-3 bottoms of the same style for 1 jacket. What is your body type? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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Older WOHM here. I like Tahari dresses. Haven't bought Theory in a while. Rebecca Taylor makes a nice clean jacket without lapels which is tailored but feminine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:07 PM Flag
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Theory, Boss, Brooks Brothers, J McLaughlin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:31 PM Flag
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Can you get to a Neiman Marcus Last Call? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:35 PM Flag
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Rent The Runway Unlimited. I wear a different dress/jacket/pants to work everyday. About $140/month including shipping and dry cleaning and you can keep as long a you want or switch up every day. Up to 4 pieces at at time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 06:41 PM Flag
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I wear mostly dresses (so easy, no need to match different pieces) and buy at Saks, Neimans/Bergdorfs and Century 21. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 07:08 PM Flag
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Akris Punto. Buy on sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 09:10 PM Flag
[ - ] For those of you with DCs who are currently attending (or attended) Stuy, BxSci, and Brooklyn Tech, if you were to look back on their elementary years, was there anything about your DCs that would have predicted their acceptance into Brooklyn Tech? Eg, was your DC very bright (took to chess on his/her own quickly, always got glowing feedback from teachers, demonstrated strong aptitude at math)? I'm of so-so intelligence and my DH is super-smart, fwiw. Our oldest DC is in second grade and a very bright kid. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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eh, most of the SHSAT kids are merely prepped to death to get in, it is a flaw in the system. I have two in SHSAT that are only above average intelligence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:45 PM Flag
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It's really not that hard to get in to the shs schools if your kid is fairly bright and takes a prep course. There are thousands of spots and most of the kids in this city are so behind (through no fault of their own), that you are really only competing within a small pool of kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Incredible number just released. Seven million job openings. This means Corporations will compete with each other for workers, compete to offer better working conditions and better wages. Workers benefit when corporations need them. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:15 PM Flag
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Oh, goody; I will now have Starbucks and Target competing to offer me 15 random hours a week on short notice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:18 PM Flag
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If you look at the seven million job openings many of them are high paid professional jobs, for those with the skills to do those jobs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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Sure they are. I'll go look at all of them right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:20 PM Flag
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OK. Good luck. Seven million is a big number. Many of the high paid jobs are in cities with very very low cost housing and good public schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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Oh, I bet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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All professional jobs are to be filled at half price by H2B Indians who cheated on some test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:31 PM Flag
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Only because Democrats want increased immigration. If you vote Dem you have caused your own job loss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:34 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:34 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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We see you "this-ing" and liking your own posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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That's not immigration, MORAN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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LOLOLOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:50 PM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 08:19 PM Flag
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Moron [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 08:20 PM Flag
[ - ] any advice for day of shsat test? is it true that cell phones are confiscated? tia. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:11 PM Flag
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just take the phone before your dc goes in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:12 PM Flag
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and then where to meet after since there will be thousands of people? thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:13 PM Flag
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Seriously? You can't pick a street corner around the school and meet there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:46 PM Flag
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I didn't hear that. Just that they couldn't have them out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:14 PM Flag
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Are you Saturday or Sunday? Will lower Manhattan be overrun with breakfasting parents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:14 PM Flag
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saturday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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Not if you get AWAY from the location. Lots of stuff nearby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:23 PM Flag
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DD said that, when she took the SHSAT, the proctors were definitely not in a forgiving mood: have your DC give her your phone when she goes across the footbridge - she doesn't need it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:15 PM Flag
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thanks. do you need anything besides pencils and ticket? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:16 PM Flag
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LMGTFY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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A watch, because the clock may be broken & she won't have her phone. Perhaps a bottle of water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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does she go to a specialized school and if so does she like it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:31 PM Flag
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Yes, Bronx Science, her first choice. Make sure she gets a good night's sleep and eats something for breakfast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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Have a good night's sleep. Have a filling, nutritious meal. Pack a snack/water with you. Do not forget your ticket, a few sharpened pencils, highlighter, good erasers. On the way to or when waiting, just read a book. All prep should be stopped 24 hours before the test. Have confidence in yourself! GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 07:00 PM Flag
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^ of course, cell phones will be taken away but returned at the end of the test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 07:01 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone else having difficulty accessing hunter high school link to apply? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:11 PM Flag
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have your advisor do it for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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Same here . Will try again tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Pippa just had the baby. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:10 PM Flag
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Did you get to cut the cord? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:11 PM Flag
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I am so happy for her. So sick of MM, and her poor judgment to announce pregnancy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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Maybe hold him responsible? It was his family. I didn't see the clip of her bursting out to tell everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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She told everyone by wearing that coat! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:45 PM Flag
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+100000000000000000000000000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:45 PM Flag
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Do you guys even know how the royal family works? She has no say on when to announce or not announce. There is a team who manages all that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:47 PM Flag
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Blame the woman! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:51 PM Flag
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Right?!!!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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THEY WERE FORCED TO RELEASE THAT INFO. BECAUSE SHE WORE THAT COAT AND EVERYONE GUESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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I'm sure one of the 20 tabloids in the UK had the info. RF had no choice but it did have to be before the trip. Certain they told Eugenie first, she and Harry are very close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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If this is how he treats those close to him, then no thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:36 PM Flag
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Judgy McJudgerson! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:49 PM Flag
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you sound ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 07:09 PM Flag
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She wouldn't dare deliver earlier knowing how UB will bash her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Halloween-y question - anybody ever see or experience a ghost or haunted experience of some kind? 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:09 PM Flag
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My older brother died in childhood. In our old house, I had his baby picture (b&w studio portrait from the 1960s, he was about 8 months old in the photo) in a frame on my nightstand. One afternoon, my then-2 year old daughter was watching a DVD of "Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol." When the animated Ghost of Christmas Past appeared, she made a startled face, jumped up to the TV and touched it on the screen, saying, "Angel! Angel!" Then, I shit you not, she grabbed my hand and pulled me down the hall to my bedroom and right to the framed photo, pointed at it, and said, "Angel." The chills I felt cannot be described. She dropped my hand and ran back to the living room and resumed watching the show and that was all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:15 PM Flag
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Whoa. That is quite a story. Thank you for sharing (and I'm sorry about your brother dying so young.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:17 PM Flag
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Thank you. I was hesitant to call my mother and tell her what had happened but I eventually did and she believed it, which I did not expect, as she was quite a pragmatic and concrete type of person. He had been gone just about 30 years at that point, over 40 now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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I don't get it. What happened? Did she not know your brother had passed away? Had you never mentioned him before? Of course a 2 yr. old knows people who have died are angels. np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:30 PM Flag
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NP - 2 year olds absolutely do not understand death, particularly of someone who died long before they were both as a child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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She doesn't have to understand death. If you called your brother an angel, she's going to call him an angel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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How the hell would my two year old in 2001 know that my older brother had died in 1968? Why would I be talking to a baby/toddler about an ancestor they'd never met? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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I don't get it either. You'd obviously already explained to her the concept of an angel being someone who has passed on/died. Is it really such a big leap to make this connection? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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Sigh. No. I did not spend time explaining death and angels to my young toddler. As far as I knew, the photo was just a household object to her. Forget I mentioned it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:44 PM Flag
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Are you dense? The OR must think that her baby had dreams or maybe "saw" an angel (the way that babies and little kids and animals are said to be able to "see" things adults do not) in the house or in her room or whatever...the animated character on the TV resembled it (ghost of xmas past is usually portrayed as a young, gender-neutral-ish being with a glow, or halo, wings etc) and the daughter put the two things together... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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Yes. Our country house was haunted. We sold it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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What went on to tell you it was haunted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:32 PM Flag
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Many things. One in particular: we just installed a new heating system, very expensive, etc. etc. The next week the whole thing blew up completely encased the house in steam, all throughout. We packed up shortly after that. There were other very strange happenings and the two previous owners, both marriages broke up. My DH also severely injured his back, never had back problems at all. We later found out that there are possible two previous residents buried on the property. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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I posted below about my DD's room. The prior owner also told me that every couple who owned the house divorced after moving in. He and his wife of 38 years included. I started crying at that point because DH and I have almost divorced. There is a real nagative energy in the house. I had often thought that our relationship became inexplicably toxic after moving in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:48 PM Flag
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PP: I know exactly what you are saying. We even had a priest come, to no avail. Seriously, I would move. It really messed with us, and I wore a cross! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:52 PM Flag
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Oh my! I'm sorry that you went through that. We have a priest schedule to come next week to perform a blessing. I think the prior owner feels bad for us. He said he wished he had done something about it while he was in the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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Then it must be pretty bad. GL! I would move. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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I wasn't going to say this, but, DH also lost his job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:06 PM Flag
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I feel for you. Im glad you were able to move out and on. I hope things have improved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:14 PM Flag
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Yes. When I was first dating my now second husband (a widower) I felt the presence of someone standing near me while I slept (when I stayed over). I think it was his late wife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:35 PM Flag
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PP, from country house. I also felt people hovering behind me. During the day while standing in the kitchen. Also, trees fell inexplicable, on totally blocked the driveway. The house was built in 1782 by a Dutch family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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In my house growing up there would be loud crashes in my room at night but when I turned on the light nothing had fallen- my parents heard the crashes too so I wasn’t imagining it. One night I was trying to fall asleep and my bed started shaking. I kept my eyes closed bc I was afraid I’d see something if I opened them. When it stopped I ran to my sisters room and asked her if there had been an earthquake- we lived in upstate NY and of course she said no nothing had happened [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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I recall that my bed used to shake when I was a child, with no obvious cause. I also recall feeling something touch my hand when it was hanging off the side of the bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:50 PM Flag
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Yes. Our home appears to be haunted. I became so desperate to figure out what is going on that I contacted the former owner to see if there might be some sort of environmental or structural answer to what we have been experiencing. Former owner confirmed that they experienced same; oppressive negative feeling in DD's bedroom, loud noises coming from room when empty, footsteps heard, claims his DD actually saw a figure in the room. We bought house as a foreclosure, so never enteracted with former owner prior to this convo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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I was getting ready for work putting on my makeup in the bathroom w the door open. I heard footsteps in the bedroom and was confused bc DH had already left for work. Then a shadowy figure walked past the bathroom door- my dog was laying next to me and jumped up after it barking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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Does anyone have any sort of explanation as to what a ghost, spirit, haunting is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:51 PM Flag
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I’m the poster who saw the shadowy figure- in that particular case I thought it was some sort of time slip- the footsteps I heard were that of DH walking in his work shoes and the shadowy figure was his height- very tall [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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It is a very keen sensation that you are not alone in the house. I literally could sense someone hovering over me and once I could tell that he was a tall older person wearing blue and brown, wearing boots and a hat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:56 PM Flag
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That along with inexplicable happenings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:56 PM Flag
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I can't understand the physics behind the loud crashing noises that we hear. They are so loud you would think a dresser had fallen, but when I investigate- nothing. Are they real noises? Ugh! I probably sound crazy, but I can't make sense of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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OP - thanks all for your responses. I have not ever seen/experienced anything like this but kind of hope that I do in my life at some point so enjoy hearing your stories. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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Yes. In Charleston at an old abandoned jail. Love this post btw! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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OOOh I bet old jails must be CRAWLING with spirits with some serious stories to tell [ Reply | More ]
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I have a friend who lives in a house built in 1700's. He has many stories about the house, including when he was looking to buy it, he took photos of it (in the day of film photos), and showed them to a family member, who said "who's the woman in the upstairs window?" - the house had been empty for many years and no one was in the house when he took the photos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:15 PM Flag
[ - ] I used to get DD a lot of things from primary.com because she hates girly-girl shirts and shorts and just likes basics. But she's growing out of their sizes - 13.5 now. Where can we get simple basics? Even Old Navy and Gap have annoying "Girl Power" unicorns on everything. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 10.16.18, 04:02 PM Flag
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Lands End? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:04 PM Flag
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She could fit in the Lands End women's sizes, but even I find it blah. But it might be right up her alley. Good idea! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:10 PM Flag
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np The Lands End "school uniform" section is good for things similar to Primary.com. I get DD's camp clothes there, because she needs a certain solid color, and it's much cheaper than the official camp supplier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:34 PM Flag
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They do not have unicorns on everything. They have a lot of plain, simple clothes. What is your real question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:06 PM Flag
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God, what is with you? Have you seen the Gap website? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:08 PM Flag
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NP I'm wearing my plain Gap denim jumpsuit right now. No unicorns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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No jumpsuit for DD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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I love ON and Gap, especially their sales, but they do have a ridiculous amount of tshirts with sayings or stupid characters on them. for boys and girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 07:11 PM Flag
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I am literally standing in H & M right now looking at logo-free sweaters and sweatshirts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:18 PM Flag
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Which H&M? I'm near the one in Times Square. I'll meet you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:20 PM Flag
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Haha, 86. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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Uniqlo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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+1 great, logo-free stuff. In the winter, their baselayers and fleece vests are lifesavers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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5'7" 14 y/o DD just wears women's clothes. Jeans from Levis, shirts from Polo outlet or Boden on sale. Uniqlo. H&M. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.16.18, 05:46 PM Flag
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